Back in March I was involved in an accident approaching a set of traffic lights.
The road split from one lane into two, one lane for straight ahead, and the lane on the left was for traffic wishing to turn left at the lights.
I had moved over to the left hand lane and was approaching the lights when the 3rd parties car (which was 5 cars back - in the attached photos her car was in the same position as the silver mini) pulled over without indicating and cut me up, hitting the bike and pushing me off and causing damage to my knee and calf where the bike fell on top of me.
The 3rd party has denied all liability and is saying that I was undertaking her to get to the front of the stationary traffic (even though I was turning left at the lights and not going straight on).
My problem is that the witness statement was taken from someone who was a further 4 cars back from her and his statement says that I was overtaking on the outside of the right hand lane on approach (you can see from the photo that there is a set of bollards, raised kerbs, and posts there so that would be impossible) and that I then cut in between 2 stationary cars and went down the left hand side of the 3rd parties vehicle and in his opinion the accident is my fault. His view at 9 cars back from the lights is the same as that in the 2nd photo. He also states that he didn't see any indicator lights on the bike however he couldn't tell if the wider, higher up indicator lights on the car were on or not.......
Personally I think its the biggest load of b/s I've ever heard however with the solicitors now preparing the case for court how much weight will a witness statement (inaccuracies et al) have on the final outcome?